SCLT Visit the Bristol Pride Parade
Saturday July 13th was indeed a perfect day for the largest celebration of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) culture and heritage, which is held annually in central Bristol. The main Pride Parade assembled in Queens Square in the late morning and progressed through the busy city streets, with many of the participants singing, dancing and laughing all the way to the final destination of Castle Park.
More than 30 organisations, including; Tescos, Asda, the NHS and the University of the West of England came together to celebrate the richness of diversity which is represented in the City of Bristol. The festivities continued at Castle Park, where a music concert which was headlined by the pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor, took place into the evening.
Roger Ibrahim is the Manager of the SCLT Minorities Outreach Team and attended the Pride event on behalf of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team. He said;
" Many people forget that people from the LGBT community also require the same tailored safety support that the SCLT offer the wider community. Today has been a great opportunity to meet members of the older LGBT adult group and to discuss home and personal safety with them, as well as passing on a few tips on how to avoid some of the scams and cons that are often targeted at seniors from all communities"
"I have enjoyed meeting such a wonderful and bouyant group of people, who are having a great day of celebration. I look forward to coming back again next year"